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World Cup win will make Indian players 'crorepati' overnight

Reclaiming the World Cup after a gap of 20 years will not only make Saurav Ganguly and his men superstars back home, it will also leave them richer by a few crores overnight.

india Updated: Mar 22, 2003 12:58 IST

Reclaiming the World Cup after a gap of 20 years will not only make Saurav Ganguly and his men superstars back home, it will also leave them richer by a few crores overnight.

Indian team members after beating Kenya for a place in the final of the mega event, have already assured themselves of a miminum Rs five crore (approx) besides Rs 3.75 crore cash award by the Indian Cricket Board for their impressive run in the tournament.

If India, who will meet Australia in the final here tomorrow, manage to win the title, they will get the winners' cheque of Rs 10 crore for their top-place finish.

Besides the prize money from the entire tournament which will run into Rs 11 crores, the Indian team members are likely to get huge cash incentives and gifts from the national cricket board as well as various corporate houses.

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has already announced Rs 7.5 crore for the team if India repeat their 1983 performance.

Apart from the players, coach John Wright, physio Andrew Leipus and fitness trainer Adrian Le Roux would also benefit from the title triumph with BCCI set to announce suitable reward for them after the World Cup.

Indian team sponsor, Amby Valley, an initiative of Sahara Group, has also said it will provide the cricketers and their support staff a seven-star fully furnished deluxe apartment in the 'World Champion Enclave' building at Sahara Lake City. The total cost of the package promised for the team would be in excess of Rs 23 crore.

First Published: Mar 22, 2003 12:58 IST